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  • Question

  • Hi 

    I have a problem modifying exchange 2013 default email address policies after removing an old exchange 2003 server.

    I probably forgot to remove the mailbox manager policy from the old server and find myself in a situation where I want to modify the default email address policy using ECP in exchange 2013.

    I was trying to add another email address format and set it as the default reply email address and I got this error:

      

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    Error:
    The object ?Default Policy?cannot be managed by the current version of Exchange Management Console, please use a management console with the same version as the object ?0.0 (6.5.6500.0)? 
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------



    I followed the following article using adsiedit.msc:

    https://goo.gl/r5aaRI

    But there are no EC entries in my MsExchPolicyOptionList value and MsExchMailboxManagerFolderSettings attibute is not set.

    Can't get past this error.

    Any ideas? I am desperate.

    Is there a way to remove the current default email address policy and create a new deault one?
    Or can I change the GatewayProxy value to the one I want setup?

    Thanks and regards

    Alfred56


    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 6:36 AM

Answers

  • After a lot of searching on the MS forums, I managed to fix this issue.

    These are the links that I used to resolve the default email address policy that could not be managed under Exchange 2013 EAC and always showed as unapplied and could not be modified:

    Upgrade the Default E-Mail Address Policy from LDAP Filters to OPATH Filters

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351283.aspx by Frank Wang

    I issued this simple command under management shell:

    Set-EmailAddressPolicy "Default Policy" -IncludedRecipients AllRecipients

    After running this I was able to change the deault email address policy and appply it. 

    Thanks again for all your support.

    Alfred56

    • Marked as answer by alfred56 Friday, January 29, 2016 1:26 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 1:26 AM

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  • If you can find an old copy of the Exchange 2003 System Manager, you can use it to remove those policies.  If you don't have a copy, you could install one.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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    Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:26 AM
  • Hi

    Thanks for the reply.I forgot to mention that this is Windows 2003 SBS and, even though I have the disks, it does not allow me to install the System Manager tool without installing exchange 2003 first.

    I do not want to do this, just in case it screws my active directory.

    Exchange 2013 is already installed on another server in the same forest/domain and, as you know,
    it cannot coexist with exchange 2003.

    My approach was to export all the mailboxes to PST files since there were only 6 users, copy the X.500 legacyExchangeDN using adsiedit. There were no public folders.

    The problem arose when I tried to uninstall exchange 2003 (even though all mailboxes were deleted after the export), the un-installation failed. Therefore I was faced with the manual removal of exchange 2003 as per MS knowledgebase article KB833396.

    Now I am stuck modifying the exchange 2013 default address policy.

    To work around this I created another policy with a higher priority to solve the problem, but I am not happy about the transition because of the errors.

    When I run a Get-EmailAddressPolicy | fl on my exchange 2013 management shell window I get the following output:

    *****************************************************************

    [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-EmailAddressPolicy | fl

    RunspaceId                        : 2e1499bd-b311-4d42-b3df-84cf3550af14
    RecipientFilter                   :
    LdapRecipientFilter               : (mailnickname=*)
    LastUpdatedRecipientFilter        :
    RecipientFilterApplied            : False
    IncludedRecipients                :
    ConditionalDepartment             : {}
    ConditionalCompany                : {}
    ConditionalStateOrProvince        : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute1       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute2       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute3       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute4       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute5       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute6       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute7       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute8       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute9       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute10      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute11      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute12      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute13      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute14      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute15      : {}
    RecipientContainer                :
    RecipientFilterType               : Legacy
    Priority                          : Lowest
    EnabledPrimarySMTPAddressTemplate : @domain.com.au
    EnabledEmailAddressTemplates      : {SMTP:@domain.com.au, X400:c=us;a= ;p=organization;o=Exchange;}
    DisabledEmailAddressTemplates     : {}
    HasEmailAddressSetting            : True
    HasMailboxManagerSetting          : False
    NonAuthoritativeDomains           : {}
    AdminDescription                  :
    AdminDisplayName                  :
    ExchangeVersion                   : 0.0 (6.5.6500.0)
    Name                              : Default Policy
    DistinguishedName                 : CN=Default Policy,CN=Recipient Policies,CN=organization,CN=Microsoft
                                        Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com,DC=au
    Identity                          : Default Policy
    Guid                              : 8500d434-4cdd-490c-a198-41a5f36e8ebc
    ObjectCategory                    : domain.com.au/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Recipient-Policy
    ObjectClass                       : {top, msExchGenericPolicy, msExchRecipientPolicy}
    WhenChanged                       : 28/10/2008 3:07:00 PM
    WhenCreated                       : 2/07/2006 1:09:16 PM
    WhenChangedUTC                    : 28/10/2008 4:07:00 AM
    WhenCreatedUTC                    : 2/07/2006 3:09:16 AM
    OrganizationId                    :
    OriginatingServer                 : rf-s2.domain.com.au
    IsValid                           : True
    ObjectState                       : Unchanged

    RunspaceId                        : 2e1499bd-b311-4d42-b3df-84cf3550af14
    RecipientFilter                   : Alias -ne $null
    LdapRecipientFilter               : (mailNickname=*)
    LastUpdatedRecipientFilter        : Alias -ne $null
    RecipientFilterApplied            : True
    IncludedRecipients                : AllRecipients
    ConditionalDepartment             : {}
    ConditionalCompany                : {}
    ConditionalStateOrProvince        : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute1       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute2       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute3       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute4       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute5       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute6       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute7       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute8       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute9       : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute10      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute11      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute12      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute13      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute14      : {}
    ConditionalCustomAttribute15      : {}
    RecipientContainer                :
    RecipientFilterType               : Precanned
    Priority                          : 1
    EnabledPrimarySMTPAddressTemplate : %g.%s@domain.com.au
    EnabledEmailAddressTemplates      : {SMTP:%g.%s@domain.com.au}
    DisabledEmailAddressTemplates     : {}
    HasEmailAddressSetting            : True
    HasMailboxManagerSetting          : False
    NonAuthoritativeDomains           : {}
    AdminDescription                  :
    AdminDisplayName                  :
    ExchangeVersion                   : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
    Name                              : First Last Name Email Address Policy
    DistinguishedName                 : CN=First Last Name Email Address Policy,CN=Recipient Policies,CN=Regent
                                        Finance,CN=Microsoft
                                        Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com,DC=au
    Identity                          : First Last Name Email Address Policy
    Guid                              : c135d7a8-686e-43b5-b9d8-6f5186524c06
    ObjectCategory                    : domain.com.au/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Recipient-Policy
    ObjectClass                       : {top, msExchGenericPolicy, msExchRecipientPolicy}
    WhenChanged                       : 30/12/2015 6:29:37 PM
    WhenCreated                       : 30/12/2015 6:05:53 PM
    WhenChangedUTC                    : 30/12/2015 7:29:37 AM
    WhenCreatedUTC                    : 30/12/2015 7:05:53 AM
    OrganizationId                    :
    OriginatingServer                 : rf-s2.domain.com.au
    IsValid                           : True
    ObjectState                       : Unchanged

    **************************************************************

    Note that I still have the old server name rf-s2 (exchange 2003 sbs) as the originating server.

    The new server is called rf-ex01 and was hoping to clear the originating server entry as it may be interfering even though I removed the old exchange manually deleting registry entries etc.

    I wish there would be a another way to remove the old mailbox manager policy.
    I know I stuffed up forgetting to do it when I had ESM running when exchange 2003 was still installed.

    Thanks

    Best regards

    Alfred56






    • Edited by alfred56 Thursday, December 31, 2015 9:51 PM fix spelling grammar errors
    Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:46 AM
  • After a lot of searching on the MS forums, I managed to fix this issue.

    These are the links that I used to resolve the default email address policy that could not be managed under Exchange 2013 EAC and always showed as unapplied and could not be modified:

    Upgrade the Default E-Mail Address Policy from LDAP Filters to OPATH Filters

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351283.aspx by Frank Wang

    I issued this simple command under management shell:

    Set-EmailAddressPolicy "Default Policy" -IncludedRecipients AllRecipients

    After running this I was able to change the deault email address policy and appply it. 

    Thanks again for all your support.

    Alfred56

    • Marked as answer by alfred56 Friday, January 29, 2016 1:26 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2016 1:26 AM